How to upload and manage images with the DreamCompute dashboard

An image is a single file that contains a bootable operating system on it. Images are used to create instances within DreamCompute. For information about creating image files, see the OpenStack Virtual Machine Image Guide. You can then use the DreamCompute dashboard to upload and manage images in your project.

Upload an image

To upload an image to a project:

  1. Navigate to the (Panel > 'Cloud Services' > 'DreamCompute') page.
  2. Click the 'View Dashboard' button to log into your DreamCompute dashboard.
  3. In the left pane, click the Project tab to expand the menu.
  4. In this menu click the Compute tab to expand the menu.
  5. From the list, click 'Images'.
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  6. Click the Create Image button. The Create Image dialog box appears.
  7. In the Create Image dialog box, enter the following values:

    Image Name Enter a name for the image.
    Image Description Enter a brief description of the image.
    Source Type DreamCompute only supports "File" uploads from your local computer.
    File Browse for the image file on your local computer and add it.
    Format DreamCompute only supports RAW and ISO images.
    Kernel Not supported; leave blank.
    Ramdisk Not supported; leave blank.
    Architecture Not supported; leave blank.
    Minimum Disk (GB) If you want volumes based on this image to always be larger than a specific size, enter that size here.
    Minimum RAM (MB) If you want to require instances using this image to use at least a particular amount of RAM memory, enter that amount here.
    Protected Select whether or not you want this image to be deletable (Note: this setting can be adjusted after later by anyone with access to your project).
  8. Click the Create Image button.

    The image upload process begins. When it is complete, the Create Image dialog box will automatically close.

    If you close the dialog box manually, the upload will be canceled.

Update an image

To update the properties of an existing image:

  1. Navigate to the (Panel > 'Cloud Services' > 'DreamCompute') page.
  2. Click the 'View Dashboard' button to log into your DreamCompute dashboard.
  3. In the left pane, click the Project tab to expand the menu.
  4. In this menu click the Compute tab to expand the menu.
  5. From the list, click 'Images'.
  6. Next to the image that you want to edit, click the menu button under the 'Actions' column.
  7. From the list, select 'Edit Image'. The Edit Image dialog box appears.
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  8. In the Edit Image dialog box, you can perform various actions. For example:
    • Change the name of the image.
    • Provide a description for the image.
    • Set minimum Disk or RAM requirements.
    • Specify whether or not you want the instance to be deletable by anyone with access to your project.
  9. When you have finished making changes, click Update Image to save your changes.

Delete an image

You can only delete an image if you selected the 'No' when choosing a 'Protected' option. Image deletion is permanent and cannot be reversed.

  1. Navigate to the (Panel > 'Cloud Services' > 'DreamCompute') page.
  2. Click the 'View Dashboard' button to log into your DreamCompute dashboard.
  3. In the left pane, click the Project tab to expand the menu.
  4. In this menu click the Compute tab to expand the menu.
  5. From the list, click 'Images'.
  6. Next to the image that you want to delete, click the menu button under the 'Actions' column.
  7. From the list, select 'Delete Image'.
  8. In the Confirm Delete Image dialog box, click Delete Images to confirm the deletion.

If you want to delete multiple images at once, select the images using the checkbox next to them. Then click the Delete Images button.

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